Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#BIR2011: SHATTERED SOULS - An Interview & Giveaway with Mary Lindsey

Welcome to Day 4 of Best I've Read 2011! Today we are featuring Mary Lindsey and her amazing book, SHATTERED SOULS. I fell in love with this book and love the author just as much. I hope you enjoy the interview and don't forget to enter for your own chance to win below.

Also, be sure to stop by the Best I've Read blog today to read our exclusive interview with Andrea Cremer and enter to win a copy of her novel, WOLFSBANE.


Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Release Date: December 8, 2011
Publisher: Philomel

About: A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

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***Interview with Mary Lindsey***
BCM: Lenzi has a past, a deep rooted past that she can't deny when she's with Alden. What part of her story came to you first? Her past or her present?

ML: Her present life came first. The soul-sharing part of the story developed before the reincarnation. When I decided Alden could feel her soul, the reincarnation aspect evolveed from there.

BCM: Is there any one line from SHATTERED SOULS that can still make you laugh or cry?

ML: I have several favorite lines, but as far as emotions, the scene when Lenzi watches Alden drive away after revealing he has broken the Intercessor rules still gets to me.

There was a scene preceding that one in the original 3rd person version from Alden’s POV that broke my heart when I wrote it. He was dealing with the inevitable result of breaking the Intercessor code, while holding Rose in his arms for the first and last time.

BCM: What gift of Lenzi's would you most/least like to have?

ML: Hearing dead people would freak me out completely. Alden’s ability to feel her emotions and transmit his own through touch would be amazing.

BCM: How did you choose Lenzi's name? Alden's?

ML: Lenzi was named after an acting student. I found Alden’s name when researching English names that were old, but still sound cool today.

BCM: What can we expect from you next?

ML: I’m working on a young adult gothic based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “Annabel Lee.” It will come out from Penguin in 2013.

BCM: What is your favorite read of 2011?

ML: That’s an impossible question to answer. There were so many amazing books released this year.

Right now, I’m reading Clockwork Prince and I’m loving it. A perfect way to end the year.

  • Thanks to Penguin we are giving away one copy of SHATTERED SOULS to a lucky reader.
  • Open to U.S. mailing addresses only. No P.O. boxes.
  • +1 entry if you are a BCM blog follower using Google Friend Connect.
  • Giveaway ends at midnight EST December 23, 2011. 
  • Fill out THIS FORM to enter. 


  1. I have heard such amazing things about Shattered Souls. I can't wait to get a chance to read it.

  2. This book is a must have for me - I've also heard such raves about it that I've become a fan of Mary Lindsey in all social networks that I can! If I don't win the book, it's on my wishlist to buy asap!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! :D Hope I get to read this one!

  4. Great interview! I've been wanting to read Shattered Souls! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Lenzi is a cool name. I would love to find out where it comes from.

  6. Thank you very much for the great giveaway!

  7. Great interview! I have been wanting to read Shattered Souls. Keeping my fingers and toes

  8. I really, really want to read this book. :) Thank you for the chance to win it.


  9. I've had this one on my wishlist for since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the giveaway!
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  10. On my wishist. Thanks for the great giveaway!



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